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Everybody Loves ‘Eka Udo’

According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, food is a basic need to man. To further lay emphasis on how essential food is to man, Abraham Maslow posited “It is quite true that man lives by bread alone — when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when …

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Udom vs Ekere: Has The Battle For 2019 Begun? By Udo Silas

The headline hit me at first. It prompted further inquiry. It should. Sample it: “War looms in Akwa Ibom APC over Nsima Ekere’s 2019 ambition” The three riders to the story aptly summarized the body… “Umana, Running Mate shun Ekere’s inauguration…”Don Etiebet dumps Umana, Roots for Ekere…”Etiebet is a Traitor-Umana’s …

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Federal appointments: Group hails Umana, Ekere

A sociopolitical group, Akwa Ibom Youth Alliance Movement, has hailed the appointment of the trio of Obong Umana Okon Umana, Obong Nsima Ekere and Mr. George Frank, into federal boards and agencies. Obong Umana was appointed as DG of Oil and Gas Free Trade Zone while Obong Nsima Ekere and …

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EFCC arrests Akpabio

Operatives of the EFCC have arrested Ibanga Ime Akpabio, cousin to the former Akwa Ibom Governor, Godswill Akpabio for his involvement in a N10, 000,000.00( Ten Million Naira) oil scam. He was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Akpabio’s arrest was occasioned by an allegation that he collected a sum …

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Udom trims State Exco; merges ministries, bureau

Governor Udom Emmanuel has finalized plans to trim the size of his cabinet. This will be effected as the governor plans to reconstitute his exco soon. The decision of the governor to prune down the size of his exco may not be unconnected with the current economic realities on ground. …

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Buhari stops Akwa Ibom’s 13% Derivation Fund

President Muhammadu Buhari has stopped the payment of 13percent oil derivation to Akwa Ibom. Reasons for the stoppage is unknown to the press but the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel recently complained that the state has not received her own her share of the 13 percent oil …

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